slip into our skin

by tinglyfeeling on February 25, 2010


Kristie Salerno takes her story on the road to share what it’s like to live with MS with random strangers she meets at the mall. She has them wear diving flippers, foggy glasses and other props to simulate what it feels like to live with MS symptoms–many of which are invisible to passersby.

This MS road show, dubbed “Try On MS” by the Greater Washington chapter of the MS Society, is coming to Pacific Place in downtown Seattle. They’ll be at the 6th and Pine entrance on March 9, from 11am to 2pm and I’m going to check it out–and drag a few co-workers and friends along with me.

I love this idea so much because, as someone who appears “normal,” it’s really hard to find words to describe how my daily symptoms feel. “Numb” or “stiff” or “dull” or “shrively” or “stabby” don’t always cut it. This event is such a great opportunity to share what MS feels like. Maybe I’ll see some of you there?

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  • greenandchic

    I've seen that video before and I think its very accurate! Thanks for posting.

  • tinglyfeeling

    Yeah, I want to show it to everyone I know! The flippers/high heels cracked me up. I can't wait to see people doing that at Pacific Place. Do you think this will come to PDX?

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